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Here’s what candidates for Alaska governor are doing in the final push to Election Day

  • Author: Annie Zak
  • Updated: November 5
  • Published November 4

The leading candidates in the race to be Alaska's next governor are making their last push to voters ahead of Election Day on Tuesday.

Democrat Mark Begich spoke to people at several churches around Anchorage on Sunday, including St. Andrews Anglican Church, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and Greater Friendship Baptist Church. He also went door-knocking in Muldoon, campaign manager Nora Morse said.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich made a visit to St. Andrew Kim Parish on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, while on the campaign trail with two days left before Election Day. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Republican Mike Dunleavy addressed a crowd at a rally Sunday afternoon at Anchorage Christian Schools. He was joined there by other Alaska Republicans running for office, including U.S. Rep. Don Young and state House and Senate candidates. Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan also spoke there.

Dunleavy is set to spend most of the rest of his time before Election Day in Anchorage, and he'll be sign-waving Tuesday in Wasilla. He'll be making phone calls to voters and is scheduled to call in to several radio shows Monday, said campaign spokesman Daniel McDonald. Those include the "Dave Stieren Show" in Anchorage, "Problem Corner" with David Pruhs out of Fairbanks, and Kotzebue radio station KOTZ, McDonald said.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Dunleavy speaks during the Republican Rally at Anchorage Christian Schools on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Begich was set to fly to Fairbanks on Sunday evening. On Monday, his plans include visiting a power plant there and talking to voters, Morse said. He's also set to call in to radio stations in Cordova and Fort Yukon, she said.

The candidate plans to come back to Anchorage on Monday. On Tuesday, he'll be sign-waving, calling in to a Sitka radio station, and talking to voters, Morse said. He plans to make stops at Lucky Wishbone, the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Anchorage Senior Activity Center.

Independent expenditure groups supporting Dunleavy and Begich are also pouring money into their efforts in the run-up to Election Day. Read more about that here.

On Election Day, Dunleavy will be at the Alaska Republican Party Election Central event at the Anchorage Alehouse in Midtown. The Begich camp and supporters will watch results come in at Flattop Pizza + Pool in downtown Anchorage.

Libertarian candidate Billy Toien is also on the ballot in the governor's race. He said he might do some sign-waving on Tuesday and then plans to make an appearance at Election Central at the Egan Center in downtown Anchorage on Tuesday evening.

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